Poulton-le-Fylde Historical & Civic Society

MAY   2021

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                     NEW PUBLICATION                                                   

David Taylor,  the grandson of  Sir Frederick Emery,  spent his childhood living in Illawalla.   

David has spoken to Poulton Historical Society twice -  on the story of  llawalla and on the development of Cinemas in the Fylde


                                       ‘BELOVED GHOSTS’   by  DAVID TAYLOR

The story of Illawalla, an extraordinary house near Blackpool, the people who lived there and the tragedies that affected them, the author, who lived at Illawalla , reputedly the biggest bungalow in Europe, for over 20 years, tells of an extraordinary spiritual experience, as well as a near death experience,

He tells what it is like to suffer the death of his mother in terrible circumstances, the death of his sister, the disappearance of another sister, the death of a best friend next to him in a car crash, and the loss of two partners to cancer, one after a visit to John of God in Brazil.

He tells of the tragic effect on his father, of being a Dunkirk survivor, and of being one of the first troops into Belsen in April 1945.

He relates the story of his grandfather, Sir Frederick Emery, and his rise from poverty in Wigan, his creation of a cinema empire, and his political career through the Abdication and the War.

Contact  to order from the author:           rtdr7861 @gmail.com   

           The total cost incl. postage is £5.50.        

             The book is also available from  Amazon



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